Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda

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Birthday: 
16 May 1905, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA
Birth Name: 
Henry Jaynes Fonda
Height: 
187 cm
Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish.Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater troupe directed by Dorothy Brando. He moved to the Cape... Show more »
Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish.Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater troupe directed by Dorothy Brando. He moved to the Cape Cod University Players and later Broadway, New York to expand his theatrical career from 1926 to 1934. His first major roles in Broadway include "New Faces of America" and "The Farmer Takes a Wife". The latter play was transferred to the screen in 1935 and became the start-up of Fonda's lifelong Hollywood career. The following year he married Frances Seymour Fonda with whom he had two children: Jane Fonda and Peter Fonda, also to become screen stars (his granddaughter is actress Bridget Fonda). He is most remembered for his roles as Abe Lincoln in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940), for which he received an Academy Award Nomination, and more recently, Norman Thayer in On Golden Pond (1981), for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1982. Henry Fonda is considered one of Hollywood's old-time legends and was friend and contemporary of James Stewart, John Ford and Joshua Logan. His movie career which spanned almost 50 years is completed by a notable presence in American theater and television. Show less «

Henry Fonda's FILMOGRAPHY

On Golden Pond

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Meteor (1979)

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Fedora

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Midway

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All In The Family - Season 5

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My Name is Nobody

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Once Upon a Time in the West

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Battle of the Bulge

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Fail-Safe

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The Longest Day

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12 Angry Men

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War and Peace

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My Darling Clementine

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The Ox-Bow Incident

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The Mad Miss Manton

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Henry Fonda'S roles

President
President
Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
Frank
Frank
Peter Ames
Peter Ames
Juror 8
Juror 8
Count Pierre Bezukhov
Count Pierre Bezukhov
Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp
Lt. Col. Dan Kiley
Lt. Col. Dan Kiley
Norman Thayer Jr.
Norman Thayer Jr.
Gil Carter
Gil Carter
Jack Beauregard
Jack Beauregard
Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.